Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Are you Conforming or Transforming

The word conform literally means to take the same form as, to become similar, to be in line with. If you become more similar to what God wants, it is not a bad thing, but the problem with conforming is that it happens without you really doing anything - you slowly change over time into something else. Unfortunately you cannot become more similar to what God wants by not doing anything...

Have you ever sat in one position for a really long time - what happens when you do that? It all starts with your skin changing to the texture of the fabric you are sitting on. Next your limbs might fall asleep due to lack of circualtion. Your muscles may start to ache and eventually every time you move your joints will hurt. Your body actually becomes like whatever shape it is in or on. Similarly if you expose yourself to things of the world your thinking will slowly change to the same pattern.
Are you subconsciously conforming to something without realizing it. To some extent, we all are, but at the same time, we need to fight against it.

In order to reach the potential you must get up do something - if you always do what you have always done you will always get what you always got...

We are all bombarded on a daily basis with messages from this world. We are all under seige by the next best thing that is hoping to get a piece of our time.

In business there is a phrase called "share of wallet" which basically means if you have 20 bucks to spend how much of that wallet can their business convince you to send their way. In the world people are fighting for a share of your brain - how many minutes of your day can they take from you for their selfish purposes. We are constantly bombarded with music, advertisements, new tv shows and movies, books, magazines, text messages, phone calls, sports, kids, cleaning, exercise.

Do you have a goal in mind for how you want to use your time?

There is an ugly world out there and we need to fight against it... Whether it be movies, music, facebook, twitter, myspace we need to know our values and we need to stand firm.

Do not conform to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind!

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